4.06.2014

Cherries Head Wrap

I recently bought this cherry fabric with nothing special in mind,  I just thought it would be a fun fabric to have in my stash.  I decided to try a head wrap with summer coming I like to wear my hair up when it is hot. Which I am hoping for some warm weather soon.
You will need around 1/4 yard of fabric.  I folded it in half and cut 2 strips 4" by 37".
The template for the points at the ends I used a piece of card stock 4"x5" and folded in half the long way.  Then I drew a gradual curved line from the middle down to the bottom right side and cut out.

With the fabric still folded in half the long way, I put my template at the ends and traced on the outside edge.  Do this to both pieces and cut out.  Take both pieces and match right sides together and pin.  Using a 1/4" seam allowance start sewing somewhere in the middle and stitch pieces together leaving a 2" opening for turning.
With my pinking shears I trimmed along the the point so I don't have a lot of bulk at the point when I turn right side out.  Turn your wrap right side out and press, pay attention to the opening you left and make sure it gets turned in.  Topstitch around the whole wrap and it is ready to wear. I had some vintage lamp work cherries so I made some earrings to match.

12.03.2013

Glitter Pine Cone Ornaments

I was at my daughters house and she had all these little pine cones in her yard, so I picked up a few and put them in a mason jar for future projects. I decided I would try some mini glitter pine cone ornaments. They are really easy and quick to make.

Materials:
Pine Cones
Paint Brush

First I screwed in my eye screw to the top of the pine cone. 

With my paint brush I painted a line of glue along the edges of the cone and sprinkled with glass glitter.  When it was completely dry I added my metallic bakers twine.


10.06.2013

Fairy Garden House


Recently I was at Bachman's and they had a darling section of Fairy Garden accessories.  It inspired me to try making a miniature house. 

Supplies:
Wood Bird house from Michaels
Small Rocks
Craft Glue
CelluClay Instant Papier Mache
Paint 
Clear Acrylic Sealer - Mod Podge

First I took the bird house and removed the bottom and cut out the door.
Then I put my papier mache around the bottom half and glued the small rocks in.
Last I papier mached the roof and added a chimney.  

After I let it dry overnight, I sanded the roof and applied my paint.  I used Martha Stewart weather crackle effect on the roof to make it look worn. Once it was done I sprayed on the acrylic sealer.


5.24.2013

Lilacs

The Lilacs are in bloom!  This afternoon I decided I needed a Lilac bouquet and clipped some off of the many plants blooming in the backyard. They needed a little trimming anyways and the house smells wonderful!